Monday, March 15, 2010

Quaker Halloween

This weekend has been cold,rainy & windy in New England. It has not stopped raining since Saturday morning as I write this at 9:30am on Monday. On Saturday I went to an open house at the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Boston. My oldest daughter Sabrina has been accepted there & if the financing goes through she will start on April 6. Fingers are crossed.
On a stitching front the weather made it a great stitching weekend. I got a good start on Quaker Halloween. I must say I like my color better than the recommended colors. To me purple is not a Halloween color. I am using Crescent Colors Belle Soie Lasagne silk.Love how it stitches. The fabric is 25 count mushroom lugana. This is my first Quaker & I love it. It will get 2 weeks & then I will stitch on The Astronomer for 2 weeks. This time the rotation seems to be working for me. I just finished 2 weeks on Cottage Garden Rug but forgot to take pictures so will post those another time.

29 comments:

  1. Looks good. Good luck to your daughter too.

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  2. What a pretty color you chose, think it will look great.

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  3. Purple witches? Good luck to Sabrina, what a great opportunity. Let me know when you want to start Quaker Diamonds.....it's ready to go on my dining room table!

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  4. Lovely start! Hope all works out well for your daughter.

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  5. Congrats to your daughter being accepted at the cooking school. Nice start on your newest WIP.

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  6. Great start on the Quaker. I love Quaker designs and thw Halloween one is at the top of my wish list.

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  7. Your Quaker is looking nice, congratulations to your daughter I hope the financing comes through for her.

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  8. That is a pretty pattern. Looks good.

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  9. The color is so beautiful! It will be a great model when it is done. Great start!

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  10. Great start, love the colour!

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  11. Ohh... the orange is great!
    Almost makes me regret picking a purple for mine. And now I want to start it with you!
    But I have to show some restraint. I will absolutely enjoy watching yours grow though!

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  12. LOVE this chart and the orange! It's going to be gorgeous!

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  13. Oh, so lovely! And a future chef in the family?! I'm looking forward to yummy recipes and some cooking tricks.

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  14. Great start. I really like the color you chose.
    Heidi-ILCS

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  15. Great start. Love the color !!!

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  16. Oh Cindy, you're done for now! I started a Quaker Sampler by The Workbasket a little while ago and now it seems that's all I want to work on and get more of. I'm finding they really lend themselves to the gently shaded overdyes like the Belle Soie, Gentle Arts and the like. Can't wait to see it when it's done. I've got this one on my wish list also!

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  17. great start, I need to do some stitching.

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  18. Big congratulations to your daughter! Yum!! You've made a good start on your Quaker.

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  19. That is a wonderful start. I can't wait to see what it will look like when you add the purple in. I love it when stitchers choose to change the colors in the pattern. You have made such great color choices.

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  20. I'm not much into Quaker's, but this one has some appeal to me. Lovely color you have picked to stitch it too!

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  21. Really great start. I might even have to have a Quaker chart now, after seeing yours.

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  22. I'm really going to have to get a Quaker chart now, it looks great. Have put a little something on my blog for you.

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  23. That is so pretty and I love teh colour you've chosen. There's nothing that says we have to follow instructions!

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  24. Hi Cindy, to get the logos all you have to do is 'right click' on them and use 'save as' to somewhere on your pc. Then just add them into your blog post from your pc as you would a photo. Hope this helps X

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  25. This is looking great! Great color.

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  26. Hi Cindy, I did not see your e-mail address in your profile--you won the Quaker Row chart giveaway, so please let me know your mailing address so I can it out to you. BTW I love Quaker Halloween!

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